About Ajay Hawkes - Fremantle Counselling Services

Ajay began his own journey in mindfulness and body centred therapies in 1995. This grew into a passion for supporting others in their growth, and he has been a counsellor &  psychotherapist since 2012. 

Ajay grew up in a family where both parents were practising therapists. This provided him with a rich environment for personal growth. He began working as a trainer, coach and mentor in 2004; progressing to offering counselling and psychotherapy in 2012. 

Ajay has worked with a wide range of clients from CEOs to prisoners. He built up his experience in a counselling agency, working with alcohol and drug users 1:1 and in men’s groups. Then he went into private practice to offer his work to the general public and to those interested in meditation and personal growth. 

Ajay is based in Fremantle and offers counselling & psychotherapy services to the wider Perth metro area.

Training - Masters Degree & Mindfulness Therapies

  • Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist: 4 years & 650 hours training in Hakomi, a Mindfulness Based Somatic Psychotherapy
  • 600 hours of group leader training with Ananda Sarita
  • Masters degree in Social Work (specialised in counselling)
  • Medicare status as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Senior Counsellor (Past employment) at a drug and alcohol agency.
  • 12 years of training in a variety of holistic approaches to therapy and healing, including Tibetan, Chinese, Indian & Western modalities

Ajay has completed many years of training in mindfulness and mindfulness based therapies. He trained with teachers for whom he has the greatest respect and gratitude for their influence. Ajay also gained experience in a number of different holistic modalities, before focussing on mindfulness based therapy. He brings the richness of this background to his counselling practice, offering powerful tools for change.

Ajay Hawkes – Somatic psychotherapist in Fremantle

Accredited mental health social workerAjay Hawkes

Medicare rebates available

Fully accredited therapist with extensive experience in personal growth and mindfulness meditation.

Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

The importance of embodiment

Approach - Mindfulness, Somatic Therapies & Personal Growth

Ajay works in a very supportive way, creating a warm, safe space to resolve the issues that may be hindering your growth. He uses a range of evidence based approaches including:

  • Mindfulness Based Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducation,
  • Strengths Based Counselling,
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (3rd wave CBT)

Ajay has found these approaches to be very effective in his own life as well as in his work with clients. For more detail see homepage.


  • Medicare rebates available
  • Self-referred
  • GP / Medicare
  • Specialist
  • Other Professionals